Friday, October 3, 2014

Fun with Graphics on National Cat Month

by Lorraine Bartlett / Lorna Barrett / L.L. Bartlett

Well, I'm still experimenting with graphics ... but I can't say my technique has gotten much better.  Still, it's FUN.

This month is National Cat Month, so I've had some fun with that (and will have more as the month goes on).  Here are a few of the graphics I've done for myself and The Chicks.

 You can't get much more simple than the above.

Still pretty simple.  (Mostly because I'm not good at isolating objects and need a white background.)

Still pretty simple, but at least there's a background.  And if you were wondering, there WILL be more Victoria Square books, but they have not yet been added to my publisher's production schedule.  I'll keep you posted when they are!  (Even though it says Mason and Della, those are really my cats, the late Bonnie and her sister, Betsy, who just turned 18 this week.)

Syrah is back with his National Cat Month message, too.  I'll be doing more for Leann's Cats In Trouble and some of the other chicks as the month goes on.

Speaking of the Chicks ... The next one is the most important ... but I'll let Mary tell you more about what's in store for our readers tomorrow.

Don't miss Mary's post.

How will YOU celebrate National Cat Month?  Do you have a rescue?  (Betsy and Bonnie came from a kill shelter.  Whew!  And just in the nick of time, too!  I can't imagine these last 18 years without my girl.  Who was sitting on my lap as I typed this post.)


Seville at Nerissa's Life said...

Those are all great graphics! VERY nice.


G said...

Nice graphics, but we think every month should be National Cat Month.
- Gabrielle, posting for 19-year-old Ralph de Ralf and his clowder

Unknown said...

Great graphics. I'm hoping that one of these days I can find the time to start experimenting with making posters for shelter and foster kitties.

Your Bonnie and Besty are beautiful girls. It is so hard when we lose our furry friends, but I would not give up the time I've had with my babies for anything. I was there when my Mittens was born (her mom belonged to a neighbor but they didn't take care of her, so she moved in with me, and I raised and found homes for two litters of her babies). And my sweet girl was with me 20 years. I thought I would wait to get another cat, but coming home to an empty house was too lonely. Within a month I had rescued my current kitties - Socrates and Princess Isabella (aka Socks and Bella).

Pets make life so much better and the kitties deserve their own month. I'm looking forward to hearing about the new giveaway. And give Betsy a hug for me.

Dr. Mary Kennedy said...

Lorraine, I LOVE these!! What a great way for the Cozy Chicks to honor our feline friends and our cat-lover readers. These are gorgeous. Fun times ahead for cats and their guardians.

Kait said...

These are great Lorraine. My eight do think that every day should be national cat day, but then, you know how cats are!

Linda said...

Great graphics! I've had 8 cats in my life (5 currently - 3 mine & 2 fosters). All rescues! I agree mine think every month is cat month.